Byron K. Y. Bitanihirwe, M.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D.

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Biomedical Scientist/Consultant, MQ: Transforming Mental Health


Public Health Interests:

Global Health, Mental Health Policy, Mental Health Systems, Health Economics 

Current Public-Health Related Activities:
  • Independent Research
  • Mental Health Advocacy 
  • Systematic Reviews
Selected Publications:

Bitanihirwe BKY (2017) Curbing the Fatal Opioid Abuse Epidemic. Journal of Substance Use, 22(3):242-243.

D. Ssewanyana & B.K.Y. Bitanihirwe (2017) Menstrual Hygiene Management among Adolescent Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Health Promotion. In Press

Bitanihirwe BKY (2016) Curbing the Fatal Opioid Abuse Epidemic. Journal of Substance Use, In press

Bitanihirwe BKY (2016) Scaling-Up Innovation as a means of Tackling Health Inequalities. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 52(2):143-5

Bitanihirwe BKY (2015) Mental Health Nurses: A Key Resource for Tackling the Challenges of Public Mental Health. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22(10):836-7.

Bitanihirwe BKY and Cunningham MG (2009) Zinc: The Brain’s Dark Horse. Synapse, 63(11): 1024-1049.